Reading Between Reviews: Red vs Blue!

Have you ever wondered why we’re here?

Red vs Blue, the sci-fi/comedy/action/drama/machinima series that’s fourteen years old and still going strong, is a…unique series, for lack of a better word.  Initially starting as nothing more than a few guys who thought it would be cool to create a little comedic story using Halo, it grew into a huge series that kickstarted the company known as RoosterTeeth.  Spanning fourteen seasons, with a fifteenth to come this Sunday, I thought the opportunity couldn’t be better to review this massive web-series!

Because of just how long and unique this show is, I won’t be mentioning very specific details all of the time.  Rather, I’ll simply gloss over the big picture of what Red Vs Blue is, and what it attempts to do.  As a uniquely, surprisingly successful web series, it did a lot of things that can’t be defined very simply, and I’ll try and respect that, for better or worse!

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A Review of RWBY Volume 4!

I know that Fridays are usually for analysis, but man, RWBY Volume 4 just wrapped up, and I’ve gotta talk about this crazy, crazy ride.

Another winter season, another volume of RWBY wrapped up.  After the emotional mess that was Volume 3, the story of RWBY seemed to gain so much scope than before- there was a new, unheard of villain, Maidens with supernatural powers, and a whole world yet to be explored.  The world of Remnant had opened up, the plot had began to move, and the characters we knew and loved for three volumes already now had a chance to grow.  So, riding off the hype of Volume 3, how did Volume 4 do?

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My Thoughts on RWBY Volume 4, Chapter 6!

Huh.  I actually thought we’d have a hiatus.  Dang, could’ve sworn I saw that somewhere, not that I’m complaining!.

Anyways, dang, this episode was pretty good.  Finally got some progression to Weiss’s and RNJR’s plot lines, after three episodes of Blake and Yang focus, got some good world building, and the first true cliffhanger of the season!  I have a good amount I’d like to talk about here, and so, let’s just get into it!

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RWBY Volume 4, Chapter 5: My Thoughts!

Chapter 5 of Volume 4 is out, and man, it was certainly an interesting chapter to say the least.  Lots of small, yet very interesting details were spread throughout the episode, that I think were worth talking about.  It wasn’t exactly a bombshell of an episode, but what it lacked in concrete actions and revelations, it made up for in world-building information and character interaction.  Without further ado, let’s get into the episode, and what we can stand to learn from it!

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RWBY Volume 4, Episode 4: My Thoughts!

Alright, back again with a chapter that doesn’t progress the plot too much, but gives us a very interesting update on the blonde bombshell, some light as to why that farmer kid is in RWBY at all, and an intro to a character we’ve been waiting YEARS to see.  Volume 4 is continuing to be rather intriguing, but without further ado, let’s get to it!

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RWBY Volume 4 Chapter 3: My Thoughts!

Back at it again, with the next chapter of RWBY Volume 4!  Featuring a stowaway, a runaway, and someone’s who’s not really doing all right (forgive me), I’ve got a decent amount of stuff to talk about regarding this episode, and so, let’s not dilly-dally and jump straight into it!

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Reading Between Reviews: RWBY

Web series are a bunch of fun.  You can follow things like Video Game High School by Rocketjump, an independently made series which isn’t quite a TV show, but isn’t quite the stereotypical internet series,  you have web cartoons like Cyanide and Happiness, short, quirky, disgustingly hilarious humor that’s right at home on Youtube, and a whole plethora of other diverse shows.  Considering that a certain web series is entering its fourth volume, and the hype train for said series is moving full speed ahead, no brakes, I figured I’d get this little post out here!

RWBY has been an interesting series, to say the least.  The brainchild of one extremely talented animator, Monty Oum, his joining up with Roosterteeth gave him the resources necessary to create this show, featuring strong female leads, a huge focus on action, and an immensely fascinating, immersive world.  At first, it seemed like nothing more but an experiment: a stab into a new world of Roosterteeth-produced animations, that, despite being very hyped up, seemed to be just an anime ripoff, a series with heart that lacked the finesse and quality to be something bigger.  Now, after three subsequently improving volumes, its own spin-off series, and the birth of a dedicated fanbase that continues to grow, RWBY has proven its staying power.

It’s an interesting series for sure, and is probably the fandom I am the most hopelessly lost in at the moment: but before Volume Four starts up on October 22nd, I just wanted to take a look back at everything that RWBY did right, and yes, what it did wrong.  The review starts now!

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